Saffron Bread

Recipe by starryangel777
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READY IN: 8hrs
YIELD: 6 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Steep the saffron in the hot water overnight. Make sure you use a container that is covered to keep the heat inside. This step is crucial to getting the taste and flavor you want in the bread.
  • The next morning, Sift the flour into a very large bowl add the sugar then cut in the butter and crisco using a pastry cutter.
  • Add the currants, raisins, orange peel, lemon rind, nutmeg, salt and saffron water.
  • Mix together, then sprinkle the yeast on the top of the mixture and add the lukewarm water.
  • Knead the bread mixture until everything is combined. The bread should be a light orange/dark yellow in color.
  • Then place the bread in a warm location, covered. And allow to rise until doubled in size.
  • Once doubled, knead the bread again, and allow to rise until doubled one more time.
  • Cut the dough into 6 loaves.
  • Knead each dough ball and then place the loaves into greased loaf pans.
  • Cover the pans and allow to rise until about level with the top of the pans.
  • Bake the loaves at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
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